Free from the Stronghold of Pornography

The media is pushing pornography on us as if it were normal. Wherever we look pornography tries to tempt us with obscene images and sexual enticement.

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A blinded world, seduced by its influence, and without true understanding of God’s word, embraces flirting, obscenity, and sexual imagery without resistance. No one seems to say, “Stop! Enough is enough.” Women’s fashion increasingly entices and invites this stronghold. TV ads encourage and feed this stronghold. Hot, sex or sexy have become buzz words that replace the word, appealing. Pornography has even overtaken some of God’s elect.

This demon of pornography craves a stronghold in our lives and the lives of our children. It invites lust, addiction, defiance, rebellion, and other demons as its partners.

Together these demonic enticers can reign havoc on every area–our marriage, our family, our ministry, our hope, our finances–in short, our entire future is at risk if we allow this demon in.

Make no mistake, giving in to pornography can and will destroy if it’s given a stronghold. God gave us sex as a gift for His glory and our joy. Not to be distorted and used as a tool for the enemy.

But how can we avoid this demon? It seems to have taken over the world. We are always battling and trying to resist its temptation. What more can we do?

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5 Biblical ways to win over Pornography:

1. Grab an accountability partner quickly. Listen, share stories, and be there for them as well.

Romans 15:2 We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.

2. Shut off every entrance in your heart and your life NOW. Demand quality media glorifying to God. Good wholesome programming, media, books, and so forth will keep your goal of resistance in tact and send a message.

2 Peter 2:18 They arrogantly use nonsense to seduce people by appealing to their sexual desires, especially to sexual freedom. They seduce people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

3. Resist temptation vehamently. Speak up, The only way for pornographic influence to succeed is through our finances. Stop buying products that are meant to illicit a sexual or lustful response. If producers of pornographic media are failing financially, they won’t continue to produce it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There isn’t any temptation that you have experienced which is unusual for humans. God, who faithfully keeps his promises, will not allow you to be tempted beyond your power to resist. But when you are tempted, he will also give you the ability to endure the temptation as your way of escape.

4. Do not give the stronghold of pornography more time than it deserves. Do not fear this stronghold. It has no hold over you when you place God, others, and even yourself above it.

1 Peter 5:8-9 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sistersall over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.

5. Learn and teach others [particularly your children] about the joy of true love, and sexual purity in marriage. Worldly decadence can never compare and can only lead to death.

Psalm 51:13 Then I will teach your ways to those who are rebellious, and sinners will return to you.

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  3. Hi, im 19, my mum is the pastor of my church so im afraid to tell her because of the shame (she might not look at me the same as a mum), there are a few brothers at church I could tell but I dont really want to have a porn discussion with my mum if possible. its awkward having a mum as a pastor who lives with you, she’s always seen me as a “good boy”. I really want to have victory and overcome this sin and get on with what God has planned for me, is it possible to do this by only telling my brothers at church or attending an external Christian addict group, or is this less effective or not at all? please pray for me.

    • Hey there, Samuel,

      It’s fine to speak to a few brothers at your church as long as they are free of that stronghold. It’s not as unusual as one may think. This is a tough stronghold and one that needs to be taken seriously. My recommendation is that you take authority over it. Remember God has given you authority over anything the enemy will hit you with. It sounds like you’re ready to free yourself from the slavery of sexual sin. The next step must be sincere. Submit to the Lord and be honest with Him–He already knows everything anyway. Then lay it in His hands and expect Him to help you overcome.

      God bless you. I’ll be praying for you and expect your freedom.

      Sister Pola

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